NOVEMBER 2: The Daily Flashback
1783: U.S. Gen. George Washington gave his “Farewell Address to the Army” near Princeton, NJ.
1867: Harpers Bazaar magazine published its first issue.
1920: KDKA in Pittsburgh beaome the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States.
1948: Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency.
1974: George Harrison began the first-ever solo tour by a Beatle when he performed the first night of his “Dark Horse” tour in Vancouver.
1978: David Cassidy starred in a new TV show called “David Cassidy: Man Undercover.” It is cancelled after just 10 episodes.
1979: The Who’s musical film “Quadrophenia,” opened in U.S. theaters.
1983: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1984: Marvin Gay Sr., father of singer Marvin Gaye, was found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of his son.
1985: The Miami Vice Soundtrack Album, featuring the No. 1 hit theme song, topped the Billboard Albums chart, the first TV soundtrack to top the charts since Henry Mancini’s The Music from Peter Gunn in 1959.
1992: Magic Johnson retired from the NBA because of fear due to his HIV infection.
1937: Earl “Speedoo” Carroll
1938: Jay Black
1944: Keith Emerson
1945: J.D. Souther
1947: Dave Pegg
1957: Carter Beauford
1961: k.d. lang
1887: Jenny Lind
1966: Mississippi John Hurt
1991: Mort Shuman
1995: Florence Greenberg
1996: Eva Cassidy
2014: Acker Bilk